Archive - 2012
BUCKLAND — Buckland Village Council members learned the village received a $1.3 million, 50 percent principal forgiveness grant for design and construction of a new sanitary system in the village, but they will have to move up the construction timetable in order to get the money.
A stomach virus known to plague passengers on cruiseships has hit Auglaize County and is causing problems for its most frail residents.
The highly contagious norovirus was reported in two New Bremen and Minster area nursing homes during the last week in a level high enough that the facilities posted signs requesting limited visitation.
But they aren’t the only nursing homes seeing signs of the virus, Auglaize County Nursing Supervisor Cindy Jones told Auglaize County Health Board members Tuesday during their regular meeting.
WAYNESFIELD – Waynesfield-Goshen Board of Education members unanimously approved a revision to a policy opening enrollment to students from anywhere in the state.
Superintendent Chris Pfister recommended the move during the board’s January meeting, saying the move could potentially bring more students and additional finances into the district. Pfister advised board members there was really no downside to the move.
Anna Lea Miller, 76, of Lima, died at 6:05 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at Baton Rouge in Lima.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.
Tracy Ann Swallow, 48, of Wapakoneta, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at her residence.
She was born April 26, 1963, in Lima, the daughter of Naomi and Richard Carnes, who survive in Wapakoneta.
Also surviving are two daughters, Alisha Ackerman, of Wapakoneta, and Julianne M. (David) Sanders, of Wapakoneta; a son, Mitchel Richard Hicks and his father, Larry Hicks, of Wapakoneta; a granddaughter, Olivia Marie Sanders, of Wapakoneta; a brother, Victor Carnes, of Grand Rapids, Mich.; and two sisters, Tami Zwez, of Wapakoneta, and Fawn Purtee, of Alger.
Beau Robert Kepler, 43, of Barberton, formerly of Wapakoneta, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at his parentâ€™s Barberton residence.
He was born Jan. 17, 1969, in Barberton, to Irene (Winkler) and John Kepler, who survive him in Wapakoneta.
Also surviving are the love of his life, Laura (Hrabusa) Kepler; a daughter, Alexandra Kepler; two sons, Jacob Kepler and Caleb Kepler; a brother and sister-in-law, Marc and Krystal (Butcher) Kepler; two nephews, Luke Kepler and Owen Kepler; paternal grandmother, Rita (Kepler) Young; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
LIMA — Nine Wapakoneta Redskins varsity swimmers, seven of them in multiple events, advanced to the Division II district meet thanks to their performances in the sectional meet Saturday at the Lima Family YMCA.
The district meet will be held Friday at Bowling Green State University.
Senior Ryan Kremer led the way for the Redskins. Kremer won the 100 backstroke and is seeded sixth in that event. He took second in the 100 butterfly, earning the No. 2 seed.
WAYNESFIELD — Every time the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers made a run, the Parkway Panthers had an answer.
Eventually, the Tigers just ran out of runs.
Parkway used it’s full-court defensive pressure to slow down the up-tempo Tigers and hold on for a 66-59 win in a non-league varsity girls basketball game on Seniors Night on Monday at Waynesfield-Goshen High School.
The Panthers forced 24 W-G turnovers and kept the Tigers from attacking offensively.
UNIOPOLIS — More than 80 people turned out for a special meeting Monday in Uniopolis to discuss lack of village funding and possibly unincorporating and becoming part of Union Township.
“What this is about is that we are running short on money to run the town,” Mayor Bill Rolston said. “We wanted to get feedback from the rest of the community.”
Daily and seasonal membership rates for the Wapakoneta WaterPark are going up this summer, but city administrators say this is offset by the fact the pool season also is going to be longer.
Wapakoneta City Recreation Board members approved a recommendation made by the Wapakoneta WaterPark Pool Advisory Committee to increase daily fees by $1 and the seasonal membership fee for a family by $25.